2016 Parent and Family Weekend

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2016 Parent and Family Weekend

UC Davis Parent and Family Weekend
Friday, November 4 - Saturday, November 5
Please note registration will be closed at 5 p.m. on 11/2. After this time tailgate tickets will be available space permitting.

Click here for confirming details.

 Link to Campus Map

Link to Event Schedule

Directions to Arboretum Tours at 10 am, 11 am, and 12 noon.

Directions to Bio Sci Tour, 10 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

All other tour locations can be found by referring to the campus map or by checking event schedule.


Whether you're an alum interested in rediscovering UC Davis or a parent who'd like an interactive glimpse of your student's college experience, UC Davis' Parent & Family Weekend is a fun and exciting way to reconnect with campus. This year in addition to our fun tailgate we have a special wine education seminar hosted by Riedel that is sure to sell out! A detailed schedule for the weekend will be available on October 1.

We encourage you to review our frequently asked questions before registering.

 View the event schedule for the day by clicking the icon to the right. 

Parents from out of town are encouraged to make hotel reservations now. A list of local hotels can be found here

Friday, November 4

Riedel Sensory Educational Wine Seminar (this event is sold out)
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science - Sensory Theatre (map)
$125 CAAA/Parent Association Members
$150 for Nonmembers
Pricing includes educational seminar, appetizers and four Riedel wine glasses

Join certified expert and sommelier Ryan Jones and Riedel – The Wine Glass Company in a fascinating and educational seminar held at the admired RMI Sensory Theatre on the UC Davis campus. The seminar will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of the glass and the perception and enjoyment of the wine.  Guests will taste from the new Riedel Veritas Collection of glasses, featuring a Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Oaked Chardonnay from esteemed Alumni Wine Partner Senders Wines, alongside Gauthier Select Vineyard’s exceptional Zinfandel.  Each guest will leave with their Riedel collection of four (4) glasses, and a better understanding of the important role stemware plays on the wine experience. We are delighted to be able to provide this unique experience which has not been previously available to our campus community. Don’t miss this exclusive one of a kind event.


Saturday, November 5

Our Saturday program will start with complimentary coffee hosted by the UC Davis Parent Council. Continue your day with a variety of experiences - there's something for everyone from morning yoga to campus tours and special guest speakers such as renowned faculty member and astronaut Dr. Stephen Robinson.

Saturday afternoon join other parents, families, students and alumni for an exciting tailgate before the Aggies battle Portland State. Please see additional instructions below for the Tailgate and football game.

All free tours (not including the tailgate or paid tours) on Saturday, will be on a first come, first serve basis. We recommend you arrive between 10 and 15 minutes prior to the start of the experience. No pre-registration is necessary for free tours.

(This policy differs from past years and is a result of the significant number of no shows we have encountered in the past. If you arrive to participate in a tour and cannot be accommodated in that particular tour, you will be given a ticket to ensure that you can participate in a subsequent tour when applicable.)

Aggie Parent and Family Tailgate
Saturday, November 5
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Aggie Stadium (corners of La Rue and Hutchison)
Great food, Aggie camaraderie and student performances.
$15 CAAA l Parent Association Members
$20 Nonmembers
$10 Children 10 and under
Pricing includes tailgate lunch and beverages - you must purchase a ticket for you UC Davis student if they will be joining you at the tailgate.

Parking is available in visitor lots 30, 53 and the West Entry Parking Structure and is $9/vehicle. Parking permits may be purchased at the kiosks using cash, credit or debit cards.

Special thanks to our partners:


Starbucks at the ARC | Sudwerk Brewery | Woodstock's Pizza

Campus Parking Map

Special Note About Saturday's Football Game

Please note, tickets to the football game on Saturday, November 5 are not included and you must purchase them directly through the UC Davis Athletics Ticket Office. Visit their website online or call them at (530) 752-1047. Be sure to enter promo code AGGIEFAMILY to secure your parent weekend price. Tickets are $13 for east side reserve and $17 for west side (home side) reserve.

Please note: UC Davis students do receive complimentary tickets for football games but their ticket is for the student seating section and not in the same section as the Parent and Family Weekend tickets. If you wish to have your student seated with you, you must purchase a ticket for them.

All prices listed are per person. If your UC Davis student will be attending any of the weekend events, you will need to register them. Football tickets are also available at Aggie Stadium day of game at full price. Limited tailgate tickets will be available onsite.

Should you want to cancel your registration, kindly do so by Monday, October 31 by 5 p.m., by emailing parentprograms@ucdavis.edu. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

For questions, please contact parentprograms@ucdavis.edu
or call (530) 752-0286.